Posted: Aug 8, 2013 4:16 PM by Ian Auzenne
Pit bulls are no longer prohibited in Welsh.
The town's board of aldermen voted Tuesday night to lift the ban on the breed and replace it with a "dangerous dog" ordinance. According to Bob Owens, the alderman who drafted the ordinance, the new regulations target a dog's actions and not a specific breed.
A dog earns the "dangerous" designation when it bites and injures a human, attacks two animals within a 36-month period, or twice within a 36-month period shows behavior that forces a human to take a defensive action.
Owens says dogs that bite humans will be quarantined for 10 days. Any dog that commits a subsequent offense after receiving the dangerous designation will be put down by authorities.